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UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert  James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

Japanese pop with a UK jazz-funk twist: performed by the critically acclaimed James Taylor Quartet and UK-based singer Naomi Suzuki. The evening celebrates the Japan-UK Year of Culture with the Bridge Together Project – presenting much loved J-pop classics specially re-arranged for an incredible night highlighting a shared love of great music and connections between the two cultures. […]

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival 2019

Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival 2019

The Japan Foundation is proud to partner with the Japanese Avant-garde and Experimental Film Festival as they bring yet another exciting line-up of Japanese film titles to the UK. 2019: NATION | 国家  This year’s edition of the festival examines national identity, cultural memory and perceptions of history in Japan with a programme of classic avant-garde cinema […]

Anime’s Human Machines

Anime’s Human Machines

In 1963 Osamu Tezuka’s TV series Astro Boy brought a new kind of robot to Japan. The robot child with a loving heart began a line of compelling, conflicted cyborgs whose existence challenges humanity. Anime’s Human Machines examines the challenge of the man-machine interface through eight films on various aspects of humanity’s response to technological […]

Artist Talk by Keiko Takemiya

Artist Talk by Keiko Takemiya

Keiko Takemiya is arguably one of the most influential manga artists in Japan. Starting her career as an artist in late 1960 while still a teenager, her fame rapidly grew to stardom. This reached a new height in the 1970s when she became a seminal member of “the Fabulous Year 24 Group” – a new wave […]

EXHIBITION: Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa

EXHIBITION: Anno’s Journey: the World of Anno Mitsumasa

This exhibition explores the work of Anno Mitsumasa, one of Japan’s greatest children’s book illustrators and authors, who is best known for his picture books, with few or no words, published from the late 1960s onwards. The display illustrates the story of Anno Mitsumasa’s life and creative journey, features a reading library with many of […]

Kabuki Theatre: Narukami Thunder God at the Edinburgh Fringe

Kabuki Theatre: Narukami Thunder God at the Edinburgh Fringe

KabukiMA is a theatre troupe committed to spreading Japanese theatre to Western audiences. We intend to perform a rendition of the 17th century Kabuki play entitled “Narukami” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a week this August. “Narukami” is a household classic of the Kabuki repertoire which recounts the tale of a princess’s quest to […]

Music & Manga: A Vision of Sound

Music & Manga: A Vision of Sound

Shinichi Ishizuka is an award-winning manga artist who uses his personal experiences and pursuits to inspire the subject matter of his works. Together with his editor, Katsuki Dai (who has edited a number of manga magazines and worked with top manga artists), Ishizuka has created a wildly popular graphic series BLUE GIANT and BLUE GIANT SUPREME.  The series centers around a […]

Avex Recital Series 2019 HONJOH Hidejiro Shamisen Recital

Avex Recital Series 2019 HONJOH Hidejiro Shamisen Recital

Bringing world-class Japanese classical artists to London’s iconic Wigmore Hall, the Avex Recital Series has proved highly popular. Avex Recital Series is presented by Avex Classics International, a division of Japan’s leading entertainment business, the Avex Group. Based in Tokyo and London, Avex Classics International is a global operation specialising in the planning and production […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club